Director of Music and Resident Composer
Assistant Director of Music and Accompanist
Russell leads an active performance and composition schedule, specializing in composing music that tells stories. He provides musical direction and composes original scores for productions at The Rogue Theatre, which includes the composition of music for songs, dances, underscoring, and other incidental music. Russell also composes the music for Rogue Radio, a radio play series produced in partnership with Arizona Public Media, NPR 89.1 FM.
As a pianist, Russell often performs with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and choirs in the greater Tucson area. Russell made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2016, performing the music of Dan Forrest.
The University of Arizona
Master of Music (Collaborative Piano)
The University of Kansas
Bachelor of Music (Piano Performance)
Tucson Masterworks Chorale (2023)